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Post by 77malibu77 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:21 pm

looks really sick i got to cut a little bit more metal off because when i open the handle it hits the sides. other than that it works great and was easy to flip and it all pretty much fit back to the same spot, i just have to find out how to bolt the lock mechanism to the tailgate
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Post by 74chick on Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:26 pm

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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:03 am

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Post by The Dude on Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:31 am

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:41 am

Is "sick" a good or a bad thing?

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Post by The Dude on Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:19 am

It's a good thing. Just like "that looks stoopid!" or "Wicked".
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Post by 77malibu77 on Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:10 pm

lol lemme get ahold of a camera might have em by tomorrow

i still got to smooth out where the handle used to be so lemme do that first then i get pics.

sick is like cool
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Post by JB2wheeler on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:09 pm

I know it looks better than it did before, but I think it is too much work for a small benefit. I am sure it will look good when you get finished with it. JB
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Post by The Dude on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:31 pm

IDK JB. Moving it to the inside would have a definite plus other than looks if you could find someone to make a hard tonneau (sp?) cover with a lock. Then you could secure cargo or other items in there without taking up interior space or worrying about something being stolen.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:38 pm

Rago wrote:IDK JB. Moving it to the inside would have a definite plus other than looks if you could find someone to make a hard tonneau (sp?) cover with a lock. Then you could secure cargo or other items in there without taking up interior space or worrying about something being stolen.

my friend has his handle flipped inside out and he has a fiberglass bed lid that came off a 90s truck i wanna say a chevy, and it has a lock on it and it all works great.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:40 pm

JB2wheeler wrote:I know it looks better than it did before, but I think it is too much work for a small benefit. I am sure it will look good when you get finished with it. JB

trust me its a lot better than having it on the outside. i dont know why they didnt make them on the inside from factory like every other el camino. and its not A LOT of work. i mean i flipped the handle on the inside in like 45 minutes and it works just need to touch up the body. but if it was your case i wouldnt mess with it unless you think about changing your paintjob.
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:06 pm

You said, you "just need to touch up the body"

How are you planning on filling the void left by the handle on the outside?
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Post by The Dude on Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:10 pm

PopCorn

I have an idea, but interested to hear what you are doing.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:38 pm

Rago wrote: PopCorn

I have an idea, but interested to hear what you are doing.

whats your idea rago?

right now i am in the process of hammering the dent out and its going great, but as for the holes i was probably going to leave them until i can get ahold of a welder, or i can bondo over it temporarily.
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Post by The Dude on Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:49 pm

Weld in a piece of sheetmetal over the hole, grind the welds down smooth, fill in lightly with Bondo & smooth it out. Anything else is an epic fail waiting to happen.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:53 pm

Rago wrote:Weld in a piece of sheetmetal over the hole, grind the welds down smooth, fill in lightly with Bondo & smooth it out. Anything else is an epic fail waiting to happen.

ya thats what i was thinking just cut the whole piece out and weld it from te inside and fill over it with bondo. but i want a temp. fix
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Post by 77malibu77 on Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:24 pm

gimme 2 seconds and ill have some pictures up.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:43 pm

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Post by Marshall.Pixley on Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:13 pm

epic! also noticed you run duels.... how hard was that?
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Post by The Dude on Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:25 pm

Dual exhaust can be ran tucked up a lot easier if you find a cross-member from an earlier 73-74 model. They typically had two humps instead of one. There are also places that sell aftermarket dual exhaust cross-members for our cars. With that said, I ran duals on a single exhaust cross-member before & it was alright. Just have to watch out for bumps because the exhaust will be hanging lower.....

I noticed your sig pic is a 74. double check to see which one you have, you might be in luck.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:08 pm

Marshall.Pixley wrote:epic! also noticed you run duels.... how hard was that?

haha actually that was done before i bought the car. it has big headers on it and edelbrock performer intake manifold with edelbrock 4bbl carb. and all the guy did was hammer on the crossmember until it had a second hump lol. Laughing
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Post by The Dude on Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:23 pm

77malibu77 wrote:
Marshall.Pixley wrote:epic! also noticed you run duels.... how hard was that?
and all the guy did was hammer on the crossmember until it had a second hump lol. Laughing

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Post by 77malibu77 on Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:50 pm

Rago wrote:
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Marshall.Pixley wrote:epic! also noticed you run duels.... how hard was that?
and all the guy did was hammer on the crossmember until it had a second hump lol. Laughing

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hey it works lol. but for the malibu im thinking about one of compucarracings'
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Post by Marshall.Pixley on Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:20 pm

nice, i want to run duals and dont know where to even start lol
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:22 pm

Marshall.Pixley wrote:nice, i want to run duals and dont know where to even start lol

get a new dual exhaust system, get rid of the old exhaust and catalytic converter, either cut or hammer another hump in the crossmember. and wa-la, oh and make sure you get the right exhaust for the right headers or you can custom make it to fit, i unfortunately have the big headers.
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